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KSNA represents all Registered Nurses (RN).

KSNA is the Largest and Oldest Professional Nursing Organization in the State of Kansas and a Constituent Member Association (CMA) of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
The primary purpose of KSNA is to:

Provide direction and a voice for the profession of nursing and nurses as leaders in health care.

The overall purpose of KSNA is to:

• Work for the improvement of health standards and the availability of health care services for all people.
• Foster high standards of nursing.
• Stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses and advance their economic and general welfare.

The functions of KSNA are specified in the bylaws and include the following:

• To promote through appropriate means standards of nursing practice, nursing education and nursing services as defined by the American Nurses Association (ANA).
• To insure adherence to the code of ethical conduct for nurses established by the ANA.
• To promote legislation and to speak for nurses in regard to legislative action.
• To promote, protect and support the economic and general welfare of nurses.
• To promote continuing professional development of nurses.
• To represent nurses and serve as their state spokesman with allied professional, community, and government groups and with the public.
• To provide for representation in the ANA House of Delegates.
• To promote relationships with the state student nurses' association.
• To promote recruitment of students for careers in nursing.
• To stimulate and promote research in nursing, to disseminate research findings and to encourage the utilization of new knowledge as a basis for nursing.
• To assume an active role as consumer advocate in health.
• To analyze, predict and influence new dimensions of health practices and the delivery of health care.
• To uphold the bylaws of ANA.

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